|Ofsted Inspection Rating||Good|
|Inspection Date||05 February 2019|
|Address||Yalding Village Hall, Lyngs Close, Yalding, Maidstone, Kent, ME18 6JT|
|Phone Number||01622814024 / 07970981794|
|Type||Childcare on Non-Domestic Premises, Full day care|
|Catchment Area Information Available||No, we only have catchment area data for schools in England|
Summary of key findings for parents
This provision is good • The well-qualified manager is dedicated to providing a good learning environment for children. She is a committed and ambitious leader who has high expectations of her staff team. • Children demonstrate good levels of independence. For example, they take themselves to the toilet and put on their own coats to go in the garden. They choose what they would like to do from the good range of activities available inside and outdoors. • Children develop their early reading and writing skills well. For example, they find their own name cards on arrival and make patterns with chalk and paintbrushes on the blackboard. • Parents are closely involved with the pre-school. For example, they accompany their children on outings and join in activities such as the ’teddy bears picnic’. They speak highly of the manager and her team, and comment that staff are always friendly and approachable. • Staff promote children’s hand control and physical skills through a variety of activities. For instance, children confidently use scissors and apply stickers when making Chinese lanterns. • Partnerships with other settings that children attend are not fully developed to ensure a consistent approach to children’s learning experiences. • Staff do not always identify children’s starting points in a timely way on entry to the pre-school. They are not consistently clear about what children already know and can do in order to extend learning from the outset.